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6 Jun 2018

An Ayurvedic guide to surviving winter

Ayurveda is an ancient Vedic health and wellness system and is the sister science of yoga. Ayurveda literally means “the science of life”. Ayurveda offers profound wisdom as to how to live a healthy and balanced life; emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda is that one must live harmoniously with nature in order to maintain balance and enjoy optimum health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, many more modern interpretations of healthy living do not acknowledge the importance of adjusting diet and lifestyle according to the rhythms of nature as Ayurveda does. Eating and living according to the seasons is such a simple way to improve your health and wellbeing. So how do we apply this ancient…
An Ayurvedic guide to surviving winter
Ayurvedic winter recipes
4 Jan 2016

Ayurvedic winter recipes

Ayurveda teaches us to embrace natures cycles, winter is a time of rejuvenation, a time to go inward and nurture ourselves. Warm soup, spices, fires, sipping herbal teas, Ugg boots and of course soaking up the warmth of a beautiful hot yoga practice. Here are a few of my winter favourite recipes 🙂 Kitchari: Ingredients: 1 cup basmati rice (washed 7 times in cold water) 1 cup mung dhal (washed) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 piece of ginger, finely chopped 1 very small pinch of asafetida 1 teaspoon ground coriander 2 tablespoons ghee 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon. Salt 1 teaspoon fennel seeds Preparation: Wash rice and mung dhal in cold…
4 Jan 2016

Ignite your fire (Agni)

Agni is essentially the metabolic fire, or in simpler terms the digestive processes that occur within the body. There are over 40 representations of this “fire” within the body but the main fire or Agni is Jathara Agni, this is the central fire that governs the digestion and assimilation of food. Of course there is no actual physical “fire” within the body but the fire is a representation of the energy that governs the digestive and transformative processes within the body. Agni is transformation, it is the energy that determines which substances are transformed to nourish our tissues and cells and which substances should be eliminated. Jathara Agni governs the physical digestion of the food we put in but Agni…
Ignite your fire (Agni)

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